Warriors to play franchise-record 17 national TV games

Warriors have 13 more national TV games than the Spurs

Warriors to play franchise-record 17 national TV games
August 6, 2013, 4:15 pm
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The Warriors play 14 of their first 22 contests on the road, and 13 of their final 20 games at home. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

OAKLAND -- The NBA schedules were released Tuesday, and the Golden State Warriors' 2013-14 season begins on Wednesday, Oct. 30, when the team hosts to the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena on Opening Night.  Additionally, the Warriors will play host to the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 25, in the night-cap of the NBA’s annual slate of Christmas games.

The Warriors, coming off a season in which the team posted a 47-35 regular-season record and made an appearance in the Western Conference Semifinals, are slated to make a franchise-record 17 national television appearances this season.

Every Eastern Conference team will visit Oracle Arena once during the season, including the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, February 6 (TNT); the two-time defending NBA Champion Miami Heat on Wednesday, February 12; the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, February 22; and the Knicks on Sunday, March 30.

Golden State will be on the road for 14 of its first 22 contests to start the season, and will end the campaign by playing 13 of its final 20 games at home. The team embarks on a season-long seven-game road trip from Dec. 29 – Jan. 8, and enjoys a pair of season-long, five-game home stands from Jan. 20-30 and March 18-30.  The Warriors have 15 back-to-backs on the schedule, which matches the fewest that Golden State has played in a season since the team moved to the West Coast in 1962 (also 15 in 2008-09).  The 15 back-to-backs include three road/home, four home/road, and eight road/road.

Tip-off time for the majority of Golden State’s home games during the 2013-14 season will be 7:30 p.m., with the exception of three Sunday games –- Jan. 26 vs. Portland; March 9 vs. Phoenix; and April 6 vs. Utah -– which will start at 6:00 p.m.

The 2013-14 NBA schedule will once again use a 30-team format (two conferences of 15 teams each, with three five-team divisions within each conference) in which teams will play each opponent within their division four times, while playing six of the remaining 10 teams in their conference four times, and the four remaining teams in their conference only three times. Teams will also play all 15 opponents outside of their conference two times each. For 2013-14, the Warriors will play only three games against the following Western Conference opponents: Houston Rockets (two at home, one away), Minnesota Timberwolves (two at home, one away), Oklahoma City Thunder (one at home, two away), and New Orleans Pelicans (one at home, two away).

Key facts about the Warriors' 2013-14 schedule:

  • Opening Night versus the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, October 30
  • Christmas Night versus the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena
  • A franchise-record 17 National TV appearances on ESPN & TNT
  • 15 sets of back-to-back games, which matches lowest total in team’s West Coast history
  • 14 of first 22 games on the road / 13 of final 20 games at home

Golden State Warriors 2013-14 regular season schedule:

DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME NAT’L TV

October

Wed Oct 30  L.A. Lakers 7:30 PM NBATV
Thu Oct 31 at L.A. Clippers 7:30 PM TNT

November
 
Sat Nov 2  Sacramento 7:30 PM
Mon Nov 4 at Philadelphia 4:00 PM
Wed Nov 6 at Minnesota 5:00 PM
Fri Nov 8 at San Antonio 5:30 PM
Sat Nov 9 at Memphis 5:00 PM
Tue Nov 12  Detroit 7:30 PM
Thu Nov 14  Oklahoma City 7:30 PM TNT
Sat Nov 16  Utah 7:30 PM
Mon Nov 18 at Utah 6:00 PM
Wed Nov 20  Memphis 7:30 PM
Fri Nov 22 at L.A. Lakers 7:30 PM ESPN
Sat Nov 23  Portland 7:30 PM
Tue Nov 26 at New Orleans 5:00 PM
Wed Nov 27 at Dallas 5:30 PM
Fri Nov 29 at Oklahoma City 5:00 PM NBATV

December

Sun Dec 1 at Sacramento 3:00 PM
Tue Dec 3  Toronto 7:30 PM
Fri Dec 6 at Houston 5:00 PM
Sat Dec 7 at Memphis 5:00 PM
Mon Dec 9 at Charlotte 4:00 PM
Wed Dec 11  Dallas 7:30 PM ESPN
Fri Dec 13  Houston 7:30 PM ESPN
Sun Dec 15 at Phoenix 5:00 PM
Tue Dec 17  New Orleans 7:30 PM
Thu Dec 19  San Antonio 7:30 PM TNT
Sat Dec 21  L.A. Lakers 7:30 PM
Mon Dec 23 at Denver 6:00 PM
Wed Dec 25  L.A. Clippers 7:30 PM ESPN
Fri Dec 27  Phoenix 7:30 PM
Sun Dec 29 at Cleveland 3:00 PM
Tue Dec 31 at Orlando 2:00 PM

January

Thu Jan 2 at Miami 4:30 PM
Fri Jan 3 at Atlanta 4:30 PM
Sun Jan 5 at Washington 3:00 PM
Tue Jan 7 at Milwaukee 5:00 PM
Wed Jan 8 at Brooklyn 4:30 PM  
Fri Jan 10  Boston 7:30 PM
Wed Jan 15  Denver 7:30 PM ESPN
Fri Jan 17 at Oklahoma City 6:30 PM ESPN
Sat Jan 18 at New Orleans 5:00 PM
Mon Jan 20  Indiana  7:30 PM TNT
Fri Jan 24  Minnesota 7:30 PM NBATV
Sun Jan 26  Portland 6:00 PM
Tue Jan 28  Washington 7:30 PM
Thu Jan 30  L.A. Clippers 7:30 PM TNT*
Fri Jan 31 at Utah 7:30 PM ESPN

February
 
Tue Feb 4  Charlotte 7:30 PM
Thu Feb 6  Chicago 7:30 PM TNT
Sat Feb 8 at Phoenix 6:00 PM
Mon Feb 10  Philadelphia 7:30 PM
Wed Feb 12  Miami 7:30 PM NBATV
Wed Feb 19 at Sacramento 7:00 PM
Thu Feb 20  Houston 7:30 PM TNT
Sat Feb 22  Brooklyn 7:30 PM NBATV
Mon Feb 24 at Detroit 4:30 PM
Wed Feb 26 at Chicago 5:00 PM
Fri Feb 28 at New York 5:00 PM ESPN

March

Sun Mar 2 at Toronto 1:00 PM
Tue Mar 4 at Indiana 4:00 PM
Wed Mar 5 at Boston 4:30 PM
Fri Mar 7  Atlanta 7:30 PM
Sun Mar 9  Phoenix 6:00 PM NBATV
Tue Mar 11  Dallas 7:30 PM
Wed Mar 12 at L.A. Clippers 7:30 PM
Fri Mar 14  Cleveland 7:30 PM
Sun Mar 16 at Portland 6:00 PM
Tue Mar 18  Orlando 7:30 PM
Thu Mar 20  Milwaukee 7:30 PM
Sat Mar 22  San Antonio 7:30 PM NBATV
Fri Mar 28  Memphis 7:30 PM
Sun Mar 30  New York 6:00 PM

April
 
Tue Apr 1 at Dallas 5:30 PM
Wed Apr 2 at San Antonio 5:30 PM
Fri Apr 4  Sacramento 7:30 PM
Sun Apr 6  Utah 6:00 PM  
Thu Apr 10  Denver 7:30 PM TNT
Fri Apr 11 at L.A. Lakers 7:30 PM NBATV
Sun Apr 13 at Portland 6:00 PM
Mon Apr 14  Minnesota 7:30 PM NBATV
Wed Apr 16 at Denver 7:30 PM ESPN